Agreed. The overall quality of the discussions was higher (and more diverse) back in the daysGlad to have them back. We lost alot of talent.
I joined the forum about 2 years ago. I didn't come on for game, but came initially for Colombia travel information from on the ground guys. I found many of these guys to be hilarious and insightful.
Obviously there are new rules now but as long as the rules are followed I'd consider it a net positive.
And also agree with @911. Until a couple of months ago one could still put his his head in the sand, say the kumbaya and live in blissful ignorance but those days have really passed now